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Leak claims Modern Warfare could have Fortnite-like creator codes

Published: 27/Mar/2020 14:16

by Jacob Hale

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A new leak has suggested that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare could be getting creator codes very similar to those in Fortnite – giving content creators a chance to earn a little bit of cash when fans use their codes in the COD Store.

Through the COD Store, players can buy all manner of weapon skins, operator outfits or add-ons to enhance their Modern Warfare experience, and now it looks like Activision wants to follow in Epic Games’ footsteps and help give back a little more to the most popular players.

Creator codes were introduced into Fortnite and help streamers and YouTubers make a little bit of extra income – in fact, Tfue even said at one point this his main source of income was from his creator code.

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The Fortnite creator codes have helped make some serious money for popular YouTubers and streamers.

Taking a leaf out of Epic Games’ very successful book, it looks like codes will be coming to Modern Warfare if reputable leaker TheGamingRevolution is to be believed, having found a reference to them in the latest update.

According to TGR, the reference says: “Support your favorite Call of Duty creator with your in-game purchases. Creators will receive a portion of each purchase made using their code. This code will expire after 14 days. Enter the creator code below.”

This is almost identical to how Epic Games run Support-A-Creator codes in Fortnite, even down to the 14-day lifespan.

Of course, as this is only a leak, we can not completely confirm that creator codes are coming until Infinity Ward or Activision themselves say so, but it’s a step in the right direction if so.

It’s not clear how they would supply creator codes if done – of course, you would imagine some of the biggest content creators and pro players would likely get their own code, but there doesn’t seem to be any reference to the process for people to get a code in the leaks.

Reddit user Senescallo also found a reference to the creator codes, as well as some huge information regarding the Season 3 update, including classic maps coming back and even artwork for Modern Warfare 2 Remastered.

The release date for Modern Warfare Season 3 is April 6, 2020, so all of the above could be coming to the game much sooner rather than later.

Whether creator codes are expected to be available as soon as Season 3 drops is not apparent, but there’s no doubt Call of Duty’s biggest names will be getting excited at the prospect.

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2021 CDL Challengers info announced: Scouting & Elite Series

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:42 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 18:35

by Bill Cooney

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The Call of Duty League has announced all-new details for upcoming 2021 Challengers events, and there will be even more ways for up and coming players to show their stuff.

Call of Duty Challengers is the official “path to pro” circuit for amateur CoD esports players around the world, and there are two brand new events being added to the circuit in 2021 – the Scouting Series and Challengers Elite.

The 2019 season wrapped up in August with the $500k finals crowning the top teams in North America, Europe and Asia. Once again, players looking for their big break are eagerly awaiting the next opportunity.

They won’t have to be patient for very long either, with the first new Challengers event kicking off just a couple of weeks at the time of writing, in early December with the Scouting Series.

This Series will bring together CDL coaches to draft their own squads from one big pool of all the players that secure an invite. These teams will be split up into EU and NA competitions and will play against teams from their region over the course of the four-day tournament.

Elite is the second new event, and will put the top amateur teams from Challengers into an exclusive bracket to battle it out, sometime “over the course of the 2021 Season.”

Challengers Cups were first introduced in 2019 and will be returning in 2021 as well. These will be standalone tournaments  players across North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Through the Cups and the competitive Ladder, players can earn Challengers points which are used to qualify and seed teams for various events throughout the season.

Call of Duty Challengers players at LAN event
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Challengers brings together the best amateur CoD players from around the world to compete.

Specific dates for the upcoming 2021 season events are still unknown, but we’ll keep you posted on them as information becomes available.

If you’re interested in seeing if you and your team have what it takes, you can get more information on how to sign up and get going right here. There’s no guarantee you’ll be the next player on the Dallas Empire or anything like that, but if you’re confident in your ability to frag out, it can’t hurt to give it a shot.